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Learn how to Care for Honeybees

Animals

Learn how to Care for Honeybees

9 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
Animals

Learn how to Care for Honeybees

Animals

Learn how to Care for Honeybees

9 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

To begin our experience we will go over bee yard etiquette and get dressed in protective bee yard attire. We will take a stroll to the honey bee sanctuary and see bees pollinating the tulsi basil flowers and others along the way. Once we get ready in the apiary we will learn how to light a smoker and begin a hive inspection demonstration. During this time we will identify honey, pollen, nectar, eggs, brood, queen bee, worker bees, drone bees, pests and much more. We will also closely examine bee biology and the ecology in the hive body. Depending on the season we may even be fortunate to catch a swarm, harvest honey, or make a split if it is needed. Hive tutorials can be customized to focus on certain aspects of beekeeping such as split making, in-depth pest management, correcting cross comb, ect. if needed. We will conclude our hive time together by walking the tools and buckets up to the processing kitchen. There we will honey to sample as well!!
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Learn more about Jen

Jen

I have offered beekeeping classes and workshops on the Big Island for nine years. I specialize in treatment-free hygienic beekeeping. My partner & co-host, John Lair and I offer honey bees, natural-cell queens, top bar hives, and pure hive products. I teach an 8 class course at the University of Hawaii~ Hilo which covers bee biology, hive ecology, hygienic hive management and much more. John and I co-teach two apiary days as part of this course. We love to teach together and share our passion for bees and their creations with others.

What's included

Food
Samples of: Honey

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Where you'll be

Paradise Nectar Apiaries Honey bee Sanctuary Wainaku, Hawaii located 10 minutes from Hilo on the Big Island.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. It is the responsibility of our guests to be mindful around bees and our property. This is our livelihood and we ask you to respect us and our creations. All beekeeping classes are weather dependent. We…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Long Pants

More tips

Inform us of any allergies you may have to bees or pollen before arriving on our property. A liability waiver must be signed before leaving our carport area since bees are abundant on our property.
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Learn how to Care for Honeybees
9 reviews
From $50/person
9 reviews
From $50/person